Question: I’m not sure when I should fertilize my shrubs and trees. I used to think that spring was the best time, but I see people fertilizing in summer, and recently I was told that fall is the best time. … Read Article
Consider this information from Decoding Garden Advice by Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard to determine if you should remove twine, burlap and wire from a balled-and-burlapped tree or shrub before planting.
Question: A neighbor recently lost an old, beautiful tree to lightning. How can I protect my trees? Predicting which trees are likely to be struck by lightning is difficult. Studies have shown that ash, elm, oak, maple, poplar, pine, and … Read Article
Here are a few favorite trees, shrubs and woody vines that attract butterflies. Some provide nectar for adult butterflies. Others serve as host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both nectar sources and larval sites.
Watch this video for tips on choosing the right fruit tree for your yard. Read Article
Virtues: We love the saucer magnolia tree (Magnolia ×soulangeana) for its tulip-like spring flowers, small size, bold leaves and ease of care.
This video shows how to plant a bareroot tree. Read Article
Shantung maple is a good shade tree for the garden because of its smaller size, dense crown and large leaves. Read Article
This is a tree with a compact size that makes it easy to showcase and multiple seasons of interest. Read Article
How to make maple syrup. Read Article
We love ‘Fat Albert’ spruce (Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’) for its short, wide stature and its blue needles. Read Article